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Rotorua New Zealand


Rotorua New Zealand
Rotorua (and surrounding region) is one of the most popular tourist towns in the North Island, well known for its geothermal activity, its lakes and numerous attractions and adrenaline pumping adventure activities. The sulphur smell will surprise you! Rotorua is also the heartland of New Zealand's Maori culture, and visitors can enjoy a performance of song and dance, followed by food cooked in a traditional hangi (cooked in an earthen oven). The region is one of the country's prime trout fishing spots. Rotorua has something for everyone, from family groups, to the independent traveler, from budget travelers to those seeking luxury accommodation.
Travel guides for Rotorua: Viator.com, rotoruanz.com
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What to do in Rotorua

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Agrodome    7.6 KM Rotorua
A visit to the Agrodome is simply a 'must do', offering visitors a fun, interactive, hands-on experience showcasing New Zealand farming at its best. One of the highlights is the world famous and multi-award winning Sheep Show, presenting an exciting insight into New Zealand agriculture. Experience the Organic Farm Tour -Tour our NZ working farm offering a hand on experience
Pure Cruise - Sailing Yacht, Lake Rotoiti, Rotorua12 KM Rotorua
You won't be surprised to discover that a 'pure' aspect underpins what we do. Have an amazing experience with us off the beaten track on board Tiua our 53ft sailing, explore the secluded bays & stunning scenery, swim, fish, and relax. This place is a paradise and Pure Cruise has devised countless ways to enjoy it. Come on board and share our passion for sailing & this stunning
Buried Village of Te Wairoa    13 KM Rotorua
Step back in time and explore the village excavated from the mud of Mt Tarawera, hear the stories of the fateful night, and experience the force of nature at Wairere falls. The Buried Village of Te Wairoa is a place of exceptional beauty that has been created around the fascinating remains of a settlement buried by the eruption of Mount Tarawera.
Te Puia New Zealand Maori Arts & Crafts Institute    3 KM Rotorua
Te Puia spans 70 hectares within the historic Te Whakarewarewa Valley, on the edge of town. We are home to the world famous Pohutu geyser, to mud pools, hot springs, to silica formations to the Kiwi bird and the national schools of wood carving, weaving, stone and bone carving. We have shared these treasures with manuhiri (visitors) for 170 years and proudly continue that legacy today.
Whakarewarewa - The Living Maori Village    2.8 KM Rotorua
Set amidst a landscape of erupting geothermal activity is the Living Maori Thermal Village of Whakarewarewa. Join a guided tour and discover the wonders of Mother Nature and learn how we have come to live in harmony within this unique environment. Sit back and relax at our twice daily Maori Cultural Performances while we entertain you through song and dance.
Combination attraction and sightseeing tours    0.2 KM Rotorua
Various organized half day and full day bus tours in Rotorua combining attractions from the region depending on interests. With hotel pickup services these convenient Rotorua tours include combinations of the Tamaki Maori village evening with hangi dinner, Te Puia Maori arts and crafts, Whakarewarewa thermal valley, Rainbow Springs Nature Park, the Agrodome sheep show and extreme sport adventures at Agroventures Adventure Park. Additional tours include the Skyline gondola and lake boat lunch cruise.
Try the OGO Ball Unique experience.    4.4 KM Rotorua
Once harnessed inside the OGO ball, you will roll downhill in this enormous plastic ball. You can also choose the wash cycle option. Do not forget your bathing suit and towel.
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve - Wai Ora Spa    12.6 KM Rotorua
Hells Gate Thermal Reserve is the MOST active thermal reserve in Rotorua with boiling mud pools, steaming sulphur fumaroles, erupting hot waters, mud volcano, New Zealand's largest hot water fall, steam vent geyser and much more. Wai Ora Spa is New Zealand's only mud bath spa complex where you can experience a genuine geothermal mud bath and sulphur spa. Traditional massages
Wet 'n' Wild Rafting - whitewater adventures    1.7 KM Rotorua
Wild whitewater rafting adventures to mild scenic float trips for all age groups and confidence levels! Daily rafting options on the Wairoa, Kaituna and Rangitaiki Rivers. Multi day wilderness river journeys on Motu and Mohaka Rivers. Wet'n'Wild delivers a positively enhanced rafting experience through customer safety, quality equipment and highly qualified and experienced Guides.
HELiPRO Helicopter Adventures    3 KM Rotorua
HELiPRO excursions feature the very best of New Zealand's fabulous scenery. Active Volcanoes, Lakes and magnificent coastlines feature in a number of our excursions. Join us for the experience of a lifetime travelling to destinations which include White Island active Volcano and, exclusive to HELiPRO, Mount Tarawera Volcano and Mokoia Island Wildlife sanctuary.
Rotorua Combos    0.4 KM Rotorua
We have combined Rotorua's leading adventure activities, adrenalin filled whitewater rafting & sledging, tandem skydiving, swooping, zorbing, monster 4x4, luging also including award winning Tamaki Maori culture hangi & concert, & Hells Gate Mud bath & spa. Check us out!

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Current and upcoming events in Rotorua

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    0.2 KM Rotorua
Bringing sound to life! Share a secret, make some noise and have fun with korero (conversation) with this quirky interactive sound sculpture for kids and adults. Made up of four brightly coloured tubes with trumpet shaped ends, Speakatube is ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Breast Cancer Trust present the 2018 3.4km Pink Walk! Registrations open online Monday 13th August. General registration - $10 per person. Children aged 12 years and under - Koha. Start planning your PINK costumes, get your friends ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Reserve, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Join "party girl" and Hospice New Zealand Patron, Jo Seagar, for a fun evening where she shares her tips and tricks for putting on milestone events with minimum effort and maximum effect! Tickets available from Rotorua Hospice (1469 Hinemoa ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Bowling Club, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Velocity Valley Park is proud to open the Rotorua Bike Festival with this show-stopping event! Big Air, Big Tricks, Big Risks followed by Big Applause, this is what it's all about. The mammoth 15m x 10m Freestyle AirBag will be transported to ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lake Front Reserve, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    1.9 KM Rotorua
Enjoy some light jazz with your Saturday brunch/lunch - first and third Saturday of each month. - 4th August - Ben Wilcock (Piano), Chris Pasco (Bass), Warren Houston (Drums) - 18th August - Blue Riders Trio from Waihi - 1st September - Ben ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Ciabatta Bakery, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.9 KM from Rotorua
    1.2 KM Rotorua
Rotorua Plate Day is happening on the 20th of October and is a fun filled day out of racing for the whole family, there will be food vendors, games for the kids and entertainment for all to be had at Arawa Park.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Arawa Park Racecourse, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.2 KM from Rotorua
    1.8 KM Rotorua
Kia ora everyone. There is gonna be a 'Twilight Concert in the Carpark' to kick off Summer 2018-2019. There is going to be a free sausage sizzle, face painting and awesome musical bands. Drug and alcohol free, it is going to be an awesome ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Victory Church, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1.8 KM from Rotorua
    15.6 KM Rotorua
The Okere Falls Beerfest is back again for October 2018! We're kicking off the festivities on Wednesday with a beer tasting with Garage Project Brewery from Wellington and live alt-country jams from The Porchrockers. After we've all had a drink ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Okere Falls Store, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 15.6 KM from Rotorua
    6.6 KM Rotorua
Rotorua's most loved community cycling event returns for a 4th edition. A unique once a year opportunity to “fly” down the smooth tarmac surface of the Airport Runway. A highlight of the Rotorua Bike Festival, this festive family friendly ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua International Airport, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 6.6 KM from Rotorua
    4.3 KM Rotorua
The 12th edition of the Whaka100 proudly holds the reputation of one of the toughest mountain bike marathons in the southern hemisphere. Just 3 minutes from Rotorua’s CBD, the Whaka 100 takes advantage of the 140km of single track perfection ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waipa Carpark, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.3 KM from Rotorua
    2.2 KM Rotorua
If you're single and looking for someone who spins your wheels we have an event for you! This is a ‘spin’ on the classic speed dating concept and is certainly not your typical spin class. No extensive exercise required, you don’t even have ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotovegas Boxing Gym, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
The Dawn Wall is here! Join us to see the most anticipated climbing film ever made. More than just a climbing movie, The Dawn Wall is an epic and inspirational story that will take you into the hearts and minds of the protagonists and is to be ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Basement Cinema, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
ADNZ National Conference + ADNZ - Resene Architectural Design Awards Architectural Designers NZ’s flagship event, providing the latest trends & innovations in the architectural design space! - Two-day conference at the Energy Events Centre ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    5.8 KM Rotorua
This final round of Winter Enduro racing, is proudly sponsored by Action Sports Direct of Tauranga. Bring the whole family and enjoy a full day of adrenalin-filled racing at one of Rotorua's most beautiful locations on the shore of Lake Rotorua. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Hannahs Bay Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.8 KM from Rotorua
    1 KM Rotorua
Tricks and Treats! The Sulphur City Steam Rollers and Wildside Promotions present SCSR's annual Halloween Skate Spooktacular... Hell-O-wheels! A fun themed event for the whole family! Doors open: 6:00pm Game start: 6:45pm Est. End time: ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Southern Trust Sportsdrome, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 1 KM from Rotorua
2 KM Rotorua
Awesome Musical taking you back to the rocking 80's, sporting big guitar solos and even bigger hair! Featuring the hits of bands incl Bon Jovi, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and others.
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Casa Blanca Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2 KM from Rotorua
    0.4 KM Rotorua
Learn how to felt a small wool handbag that is built to last. While drinking tea we will make our handbag using an ancient felting technique. After we adorn our bag with various luxury fibres, yarns and fabrics, we will agitate the wool with soap ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Regent of Rotorua, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.4 KM from Rotorua
    0.1 KM Rotorua
Get the whole family involved in this fun interactive scavenger hunt using the goosechase app during this years Rotorua Bike Festival. Find clues, discover hidden QR codes, track down our bike fest graffiti artist and snap photo evidence all ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Sport Bay of Plenty, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.1 KM from Rotorua
    4.3 KM Rotorua
Now in its 6th year, the Rotorua Bike Festival delights both bikers and non-bikers alike. A community celebration of all things cycling, come along and participate or watch the action as we dish up a variety of beginner, family, mountain bike, road ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Waipa Mountain Bike Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 4.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
More FM's HalloWin thanks to our official sponsor McDonald's Rotorua, is a completely free and safe alternative to Trick or Treating with the family this Halloween. Join us at Jean Batten Square (outside Rotorua Library) for an afternoon of fun. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.9 KM Rotorua
2TOA Aotearoa is New Zealand's first same gender pairs CrossFit competition to be held in the central North Island, attracting athletes from all four corners of Aotearoa - New Zealand. The name 2TOA, translates to 'two-person strength', fitting ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Energy Events Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
- Israel Starr - Lomez Brown - Lion Rezz - Raggadat Cris - Messenjah Tickets from the venues or online. Presented by: 40 Days Touring & Niu FM
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lava Bar, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Switch off from your busy life and experience two days on our Mindful Moments Retreat to bring your mind, body and spirit into balance. Surrounded by the natural elements of Rotorua and Polynesian Spa’s therapeutic alkaline and acid waters, you ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Polynesian Spa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    10.2 KM Rotorua
Hosted by Friends of Rotorua Museum. Friends of Rotorua Museum are hosting a special garden tour of talented local sculptor Trevor Nathan. Located on his 2 hectare property in Tikitere, you will have the chance to view his unique gallery and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Trevor Nathan's Sculpture Garden, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 10.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Rock Mineral Fossil and Gem Club is responding to interest from young people and their families by starting a Youth Section. Youths 8-16 accompanied by an adult are welcome. Each month there will be a range of topics, opportunities ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St John's Ambulance Hall, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.1 KM Rotorua
A weekly club where you learn to relax and speak with confidence as you practice how to get your message across clearly. Expect to learn the secrets of delivering an opening statement with impact, preparing engaging content that captures your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: St Lukes Anglican Church, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.1 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
You're invited to join us for our monthly Creative Networking Hui. We will provide biscuits and a cuppa but you are also encouraged to pop over the the Arts Village Cafe (AVC) and pick up a coffee or another of their delicious drinks. These ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Why Meditation? Meditation allows us to see through our minds conditioning and live more fully present in the moment. By maintaining a moment-by-moment awareness of thoughts, feelings, bodily sensations and the surrounding environment, we can reset ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Millennium Hotel, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.3 KM Rotorua
Under Fives can take flight with He Pi Ka Rere - Adventurers. Booking: No booking required. Cost: Gold coin koha appreciated. Our fun, developmental sessions focus on story time, songs, action rhymes, instruments, movement and craft. ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Library Te Aka Mauri, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.3 KM from Rotorua
0.6 KM Rotorua
A major fundraiser for the Graeme Dingle Foundation, the Santa Run concept is simple – a 2-3km fun run/walk in a Santa suit! Each adult entrant receives a free Santa suit as part of the entry fee. The courses are kept easy, so everyone can finish, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
The Arts Village is bringing back Summer with our 'Summer Festival and Artisan Fair'. Join us from 10am to 4pm on Saturday 8th December for a vibrant festival of live performances, kids art activities, all ages art-making, delicious food, and ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
We are a small Toastmasters Club with a huge heart. We believe that the key components to becoming a competent speaker and leader, is the sincere support of those around you; as well as having lots of fun along the way! What's the point ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Arts Village, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Want to improve your communication skills? Leadership skills? Gain poise and confidence for social and work settings? Experience all of the above with Pioneers Toastmasters. We are a friendly, supportive group who meet once a week to hone these ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: McDonalds, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.5 KM Rotorua
Find bargains and treasures amongst the hundreds of books at the Friends of the Rotorua Library Book Sale. The Book Sale is held on the 1st & 3rd Saturday of every month at the old Tea Kiosk at Kuirau Park. All funds raised go towards projects ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Kuirau Park, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.5 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
Two shows have sold out - third date now released. Pop your clutch and hang on for the ride of your life, as we go back to the nifty fifties and celebrate the most iconic musical in movie history! Break out the Brylcreem and stretch your ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: The Blue Baths, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Come and enjoy the sound of ukulele hosted by Rotorua Museum in the Te Runanga Tea House. Open to both players and non-players alike, UkeBox is a forum for all who enjoy ukulele and music. Rotorua’s own ukulele group, the Thermaleles, will lead ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Runanga Tea House, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Night Market is a must do while in Rotorua! This event is for locals and visitors alike, it is family friendly with great food, music and boutique stalls. Experience every Thursday evening in the 'Heart of Tutanekai Street’ (between ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Rotorua Night Market, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    5.9 KM Rotorua
The Independent Security New Zealand Streetstock Championship is everything the title suggests. Cars that resemble Road cars with a couple of safety additions and the permission to knock your opposition out of the way. There will be competitors from ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Paradise Valley Raceway, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.2 KM Rotorua
The Rotorua Farmers Market showcases the freshest locally sourced products in the region. It gives visitors the opportunity to purchase directly from local growers and producers. The Market is held at Te Manawa in the centre of the Rotorua CBD, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Te Manawa, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.2 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
the Soundshell Market..held right on the Lakefront in sunny Rotorua... It has been operating for 30 years... Plenty of parking. Featuring outside stalls of all descriptions. Crafts, antiques, curios and collectibles, plants, clothing, ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Lakefront Village Green, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    5.9 KM Rotorua
For any Motorsport enthusiast, the sheer speed and permission to hit the opposition is an adrenaline rush that can't be missed at our Annual TWS World Invitation Superstock Championship (World 240's). With competitors from the UK and the USA jumping ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Paradise Valley Raceway, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 5.9 KM from Rotorua
    0.7 KM Rotorua
NZ's First Ever Crime Writing Festival. Rotorua Noir is the first crime writing festival to be held in New Zealand and will coincide with the tenth year of the prestigious Ngaio Marsh Award. It is a will bring together for the first time the cream ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Shambles Theatre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.7 KM from Rotorua
    0.6 KM Rotorua
Haere mai! Welcome to the 11th annual Tarawera Ultramarathon, New Zealand’s most prestigious trail ultra. Part of the Ultra-Trail World Tour. Runners can complete the 20km, 50km, 102km distances, or the 100 Mile Endurance Run. The event is based in ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Government Gardens, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 0.6 KM from Rotorua
    2.4 KM Rotorua
Join us for the 5th Annual Tummy & Tots Expo! Shopping, information, support services, entertainment, gifts and fun for the family. The Tummy & Tots Expo is your place for everything from Pregnancy to Pre School. Just $5 at the door, children ...
Start Date:    End Date:    Venue: Distinction Rotorua Hotel & Conference Centre, Rotorua, Bay of Plenty   Distance: 2.4 KM from Rotorua

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Camping and overnight campervan parking in Rotorua

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Top Camp Ground    0.8 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry, Wi-Fi, Shopping   (Fees Apply)
 
Cosy Cottage Thermal Rotorua    1.3 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Willow Haven Lake Side    6.4 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power   (Fees Apply)
 
Blue Lake Top Ten    9.1 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets, Showers, Power, Laundry   (Fees Apply)
 
Lake Okareka Budget Basic Camp Site    10 KM Rotorua
Overnight campervan parking - Facilities: Water, Toilets   (Fees Apply)
 

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